Immigration refund bonus certificates

Reference Code: Series - RG 11-22
Title: Immigration refund bonus certificates
Date of Creation: 1873-1874
Physical Description:

1.5 metres of textual records

Scope and Content:

Series consists of certificates given to immigrants at the various points of embarkation in Canada by agents representing the Province of Ontario. On arrival at the port, these certificates were to be registered and stamped as evidence of their arrival. After three months residence in Ontario the individual could submit the certificate to the agent in Toronto for payment of a Refund Bonus of six dollars per adult.

The certificates can include such information as the name of the ship, port of embarkation, date of sailing, names, ages, nationality, occupation, date of arrival at Quebec and address in Ontario.

The records are filed alphabetically by surname.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch:

Click on the link(s) below for more information.

Ontario. Dept. of the Commissioner of Agriculture and Public Works

Ontario. Dept. of the Commissioner of Agriculture and Public Works. Immigration Branch

Finding Aid:

A list of microfilm reels is available for this series.

Structure of Collection:

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Restrictions on Access:

Original records are closed for conservation reasons. Researchers must use self-service microfilm, MS 847.

How to order these records:

Reading Rooms: Consult the online list to identify the records that you require, then consult the appropriate reel of self-service microfilm in the Reading Room.

By Microfilm Interloan: The microfilm reels are available through the Archives of Ontario interloan program.
Terms For Use and Reproduction:

Copyright is primarily held by the Crown. There are no restrictions on reproduction. Permission of the Archives of Ontario is required for publication; submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: These records were transferred to the Archives of Ontario some time prior to 1961. No information is available relating to the custody of the records or the means by which they were transferred to the Archives of Ontario.
Availability of Other Formats:

Series is available on self service microfilm.


Please note that microfilmed records are identified by their former reference codes.

Other/Former Codes:

RG 11 Series I.


Agency or agencies that created these records

1873-1874 Department of the Commissioner of Agriculture and Public Works (AA70) Immigration Branch (CA612)